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### China Lay 500 Meter Rail Track just in 40 Minutes

China's high-speed trains run at a dizzying speed. What equally amazing is that the rails are laid swiftly. It takes only 40 minutes to lay a 500-meter-long track.

Structural Analysis, which is an integral part of any structural engineering project is the process of predicting the performance of a given structure under a prescribed loading condition. The performance characteristics usually of interest in structural design are

a. Stresses or stress resultants (i.e. axial forces, shear forces and bending moments)
b. Deflections
c. Support reactions

Thus the analysis of a structure typically involves the determination of these quantities as caused by the given loads and /or other external effects. This text is devoted to the analysis of structure.
In most design offices today, the analysis of framed structures is routinely performed on computers, using software based on matrix methods of structural analysis. It is therefore essential that structural engineers understand the basic principles of matrix analysis, so that they can develop their own computer program and / or properly use commercially available software – and appreciate the physical significance of the analytical results.

## Title of the Book

Matrix Analysis of Structures

Aslam Kassimali

## Contents of the Book

2. Introduction
a. Historical Background
b. Classicial, Matrix and Finite-Element Methods of Structural Analysis
c. Flexibility and Stiffness Methods
d. Classification of Framed Structures
e. Analytical Models
f. Fundamental Relationships for Structural Analysis
g. Linear Versus Nonlinear Analysis
h. Software
i. Summary
3. Matrix Algebra
a. Definition of Matrix
b. Types of Matrices
c. Matrix Operations
d. Gauss-Jordan Elimination Method
e. Summary
f. Problems
4. Plane Trusses
a. Global and Local Coordinate Systems
b. Degree of Freedom
c. Member Stiffness Relations in the Local Coordinate System
d. Finite-Element Formulation Using Virtual Work
e. Coordinate Transformations
f. Member Stiffness Relations in the Global Coordinate System
g. Structure Stiffness Relations
h. Procedure for Analysis
i. Summary
j. Problems
5. Computer Program for Analysis of Plane Trusses
a. Data Input
b. Assignment of Structure Coordinate Numbers
c. Generation of the Structure Stiffness Matrix
d. Formation of the Joint Load Vector
e. Solution for Joint Displacements
f. Calculation of Member Forces and Support Reactions
6. Beams
a. Analytical Model
b. Member Stiffness Relations
c. Finite-Element Formulation Using Virtual Work
d. Member Fixed End Forces Due to Loads
e. Structure Stiffness Relations
f. Structure Fixed Joint Forces and Equivalent Joint Loads
g. Procedure for Analysis
h. Computer Programs
7. Plane Frames
a. Analytical Model
b. Member Stiffness Relations in the Local Coordinate System
c. Coordinate Transormations
d. Member Stiffness Relations in the Global Coordinate System
e. Structure Stiffness Relations
f. Procedure for Analysis
g. Computer Program
h. Summary
i. Problems
8. Member Releases and Secondary Effects.
9. Three Dimensional Framed Structures
10. Special Topics and Modeling Techniques
11. Computer Software
12. Flexibility Method
13. Bibliography
15. Index

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### Download Cases in Construction Management by W.J. Slater, FCIOS PDF Book

The use of cases in management education is now well established. There is, however, a gap in the number and quality of construction management cases. It is hoped this book will help to fill the gap.

The cases will be suitable for all management courses, both in-company and college based, but will be particularly useful for the chartered Institute of Building membership I and II examinations. The cases have been tried out on students and found to be effective. The author has been a lecturer and management consultant for 24 years. He has his own consultancy business and is also a Director in PES Associates – Management Consultants. The case work is principally taken from his own case Book.

It is important to have a tutors manual as all the information need not and possibly should not be given to the student. Additional information which is likely to be called for is the tutors manual. There is, however, still scope for the tutor to use his own imagination.

People learn better when doing and the case method is one of the best ways to do this. The tutor becomes a course manager and not a talking machine. He will learn as well as the students.
Geographical names may be changed to suit the location the case is being operated. Local Conditions should be considered.

## Title of the Book

Cases in Construction Management
A construction News Book

## Author of the Book

W.J. Slater, FCIOS

## Contents of the Book

1. Type Construction Ltd Case
2. Jones Bros Ltd Case
3. Environmental Services Ltd Case
4. GM Construction Co Ltd. Case
5. The Scott Case
6. The National Plant Co Ltd. Case
7. Northern Construction Ltd. Case
8. Discipline Cases
9. The 4 ½ Day Week Case
10. 10. Proposed Consortium Case
11. S. Sands (North East) Ltd. Case
12. Lawnswood Housing Ltd Case
13. UK Construction Ltd Case
14. Dispute Case
15. Norhmbria Construction Ltd. Case

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## Associate & Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Lab Engineer & Assistant Engineer Required in UET, Taxila

University of Engineering and Technology (UET) , Taxila requires applications from dynamic, dedicated and competent professionals (Male and Female) domiciled in the province of Punjab for the appointment in the University, on contract / regular / temporary / project Basis TTS where applicable is open to all Pakistani Nationals.
Industry Teaching, Associate Professor (Civil), Assistant Professor (Civil), Lecturer (Civil), Lab. Engineer (Civil), Assistant Engineer (Civil) Required.
Functional Area As Per HEC Rules
Total Positions Associate Professor = 01, Assistant Professor = 1, Lecturer = 01, Lab Engineer = 01, Assistant (Engineer) Civil =91
Company Name University of Engineering and Technology, Taxil
Job Type Contract / Regular / Temporary & Permanent
Job Location Taxila and subcampus Chakwal
Gender Male / Female
Age(Max) Assistant Professor = 25, Associate Professor = upto 40 years, Lecturer = 22 to 30 years, Lab engineer = 22 - 30 years, Assitant Engineer = 21-45 years,
Education For Faculty Position as per HEC Rule, For Assistant Civil Engineer = B.Sc. (Civil Engineering)
Career Level
Experience Assistant Civil Engineer = 5 years expereince in construction and project implementation, PEC Registration required.
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## How to Apply

You have to submit Postal Order or Bank Draft / Bank Chalan in favor of Treasurer, UET, Taxila of value 250 or 200 or 150 or 100 as required. send application through courier,
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## Associate Civil engineer Required in FECHS, Islamabad

Federation of Employees Co-operative Housing Society (FECHS) Islamabad requires a Site Engineer who must be a DAE having 3 to 5 years experience in building construction
  Industry Site Engineer Execution of building construction and area development 01 FECHS, Islamabad contract Islamabad Male Not provided DAE In Civil Engineering, Housing Society Client Execution work JOb 3 to 5 years building construction and area development experience Jang +92-51-2304956, 2305669 Apply @ : Apply Now Not given 272 Main Double Road, E-11/1, Islamabad DAE Jobs, Experience Jobs, DAE Experience Jobs, , DAE Jobs, ,

## Civil Engineering Jobs in University of Gujrat

University of Gujrat intends to hire capable and dynamic staff for Project Management Unit Under the Project Titled "Strengthening & Expansion of University of Gujrat and Allied Campuses" approved by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Applications are invited from Pakistan Nationals (Males / Females), Having Sufficient Experience regarding Development Projects Against following Posts of Project Management Unit or Contract Basis
Industry Project Management / Client Jobs
Functional Area Development Project Execution / Management in Government reputed organization.
Total Positions 02 for Project Director, 01 for Project Engineer, 01 for Deputy Project Engineer, 01 for Dputy Project Director,
Company Name University of Gujrat Project Management Unit
Job Type Contract only Contract as per Project Requirement
Job Location Narowal, Hafiz Hayat Campus
Gender Male / Female
Age(Max) For Project Engineer (35-50 years), for Dputy Project Engineer (30-45 years)
Education B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) (At least 2nd division) From HEC / PEC Recoqnized institution / University with experience as mentioned.
Career Level Project Management
Experience for Project Engineer 12 years relevant experience, for Deputy Project Engineer (05 years) relevant experience.
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## How to Apply

To apply you have to deposit 800 Rs. demand draft / pay order in favor of Treasurer, UOG, Bank of Punjab for more details visit www.uog.edu.pk
Contact Number +92-53-36434608
Apply @ :
Last Date to Apply
Address Dr. Tahir Aqil (Registrar) HR-Section, Registrar Office, Administration Block Room No. 104, Hafiz Hayat Campus, UOG, Gujrat,
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## Manager Bidding & Proposal Required

A high Profile Construction Company requires a Manager for bidding and Proposal.
  Industry Project Management Candidate should have ample knowledge of review bidding documents, bid estimation, BOQ Preparation, Rate Analysis, Technical Report Writing, Preparation of Construction Methodologies, Resource Planning etc. Should be Familiar with Prevalent Market Rates of Construction Materials & Equipments and Sub-Contractor Rates, should have capability to lead, Direct and Supervise Bidding Team. 01 Not Given Contract / Permanenet Not shown Not Specified Not Specified B.Sc. (Civil) Engineer Project Management and Accusition Minimum 15 to 20 years experience in Relevant Field. Jang ( You can apply simply by emailing at the address provided) Not given Apply @ : Apply Now [email protected] Not given Management, Project Management, Project Acquisition, Planning Engineer, Bidding Manager, Manager Procurement, , Project Management,

### Download Contract Practice for Surveyors by Jack Ramus Simon Birchall Phill Griffiths Free PDF

The book with Title "Contract Practice for Surveyors" provides a useful reference for degree students, graduates, practitioners engaged in all aspects of construction contracts, and candidates sitting membership examinations of the various construction industry professional associations. We hope that the detailed examples will continue to meet the need for clear guidance in the practical procedures relating to contract practice.

The first two editions of the book were written principally for those employed in private practice or in central or local government departments. However, it is recognized that contractors’ surveyors are now playing a more important role in the area of contract administration as reflected in the current JCT contracts. The fourth edition reflects this changing role and provides a balanced view of the work undertaken by both the client’s and contractor’s surveyor. Throughout the book, where specific reference is made to surveyors in construction companies, the term ‘contractor’s surveyor’ is used; where reference is to surveyors in general, the term ‘the surveyor’ is used.

### Title of the Book

Contract Practice for Surveyors

Jack Ramus
Simon Birchall
Phill Griffiths

### Contents of Book

1. Contracts and the Surveyor
2. Building Procurement
3. Contract Selection
4. Tendering Methods and Procedures
5. Examining and reporting on tenders
6. The Contract
7. Variations and Instructions
8. Fluctuations
9. Claims
10. Interim Valuations
11. Final Accounts
12. Cost Control
13. Capital Allowances
14. Indemnity and Insurance
15. Health and Safety
16. Collateral Warranties
17. Guarantees and Bons
18. Value Management
19. Insolvency
20. Dispute Resolution
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### Download Construction Cost Management Book by Keith Potts & Nii Ankrah [PDF]

With a new joint author – Dr Nii A. Ankrah – each chapter was thoroughly reviewed and enhanced with the addition of further case studies in both the building and civil engineering, sectors. A thorough review of relevant published academic articles was undertaken and, where appropriate, further academic references and relevant websites were also included. These additions now make the second edition a suitable starting point for many procurement and cost management-related dissertation topics.

Since the publication of the first edition we have received useful information from many senior quantity surveyors and commercial managers representing consultants, public and private clients and contractors and major specialist contractors. The chapters on the NEC3 and FIDIC Red Book have been considerably enhanced after feedback from a wide range of students and practitioners with experience of working in different countries.

These, together with observations received from undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Wolverhampton, have further enriched the content of this book. Finally, we would like to thank our valued fellow colleague Pauline Corbett for her invaluable comments – they have always been pertinent and knowledgeable.

There have been many significant changes in the construction sector within the past decade. Notably, the sector has witnessed the growth of partnering and alliancing which require better management of the supply chain, and an increasing use of the NEC Contract (NEC3) which requires a team-based proactive approach to project delivery.

New financial models have been developed including Private Finance Initiative (PFI), Local Asset Backed Vehicles (LABVs) and variants of these in which private sector consortia design, build, own and operate public facilities in partnership with the public sector. Great advances have been made on the technical front with the growth of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other web or cloud-based project management platforms. Enlightened clients have also been
demanding more sustainable developments and construction projects.

## Title of the Book

Construction Cost Management Learning from Cast Studies
Second Edition

### Authors of Book

Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah

### Contents of Book

1. Introduction and Overview
2. Reports and Recommendations
3. Selecting the Consultants and Contractors
4. Pre-contract cost Management
5. Cost Management on PFI Projects
6. Contractor’s Estimating and Tendering
7. Value Management
8. Risk Management
9. Whole-life costing
10. Organizational Method
11. Payment Systems and Contract Administration
12. Contractors’ cost control and Monitoring Procedures
13. Change management – valuing variations
14. Calims Management
15. The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract
16. FIDIC Standard forms of International Construction Contract
17. Case Study ; Heathrow Terminal 5
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### The world’s 8 most intensive construction projects

In the building world, not all things are created equal. Some projects take no time at all, while others are ridiculously intensive, requiring thousands of man hours and millions of pounds. The following research is supplied by Niftylift, a company that specialises in boom lifts and cherry pickers – so they know a thing or two about construction.

## The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, standing 828 metres high.

• Construction time: It took six years to build and required 22 million man hours to complete.
• Team size: At its peak, the building had a team of 12,000 workers lending a hand to its construction.
• Materials: 110,000 tonnes of concrete for the foundation. In total, the construction will have taken 330,000 cubic metres of concrete and 39,000 tons of steel rebar.
• Estimated cost: 1.5 billion USD.

• A skyscraper that reaches 541 metres in height, the One World Trade Center was built as a defiant monument after the 2001 atrocities. Its construction was a herculean effort.
• Construction time: It took a total of seven years to build 1WTC – but the project itself lasted 11.
• Team size: Approximately 10,000 construction workers.
• Materials: Over 150,000 cubic metres of ready mixed concrete and 40,000 metric tons of structural steel.
• Estimated cost: 4 billion USD.

• Barcelona’s most famous building, the BasÃ­lica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia is a work of art and a basilica that has been under construction for over one hundred years.
• Construction time: The ongoing construction project began in 1882, with an estimated completion date of 2026, putting the total time at 144 years.
• Team size: At the moment, 250 people work on the church.
• Materials: A huge amount of varying materials have been used in the building, as architects have changed designs and technology has expanded. Nowadays, computer controlled systems cut wood, metal and fibreglass for use in the building.
• Estimated cost: The project has an ongoing cost of around €25 million annually!

## Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

• The longest over-water bridge in the world, this 26.4-mile gargantuan building effort is a tremendous achievement.
• Construction time: The bridge took four years to build and is designed to withstand earthquakes, typhoons and the impact of a 300,000-ton vessel.
• Team size: 10,000 construction workers.
• Materials: Over 450,000 tons of steel and 2.3 million cubic metres of concrete were used in its construction.
• Estimated cost: Estimated \$1.5 billion USD.

## International Space Station

• The ISS is one of the most out of this world projects ever undertaken, a colossal structure that is humanity’s only constantly manned spacecraft.
• Construction time: The ISS is a modular craft that is always being upgraded, but began in 1998 and is still being added to in 2016- giving a timeline of 18 years.
• Team size: It took a team of international astronauts 40 missions to build. The crew size at any one time is six, who live in space for the duration of the mission.
• Materials: The ISS is made of around 400,000 kilograms of various materials such as Aluminium, Titanium and Kevlar.
• Estimated cost: 150 billion USD – the priciest project on this list.

## Kansai International Airport

• The first airport ever built on a man-made island, the Kansai International Airport is an innovative project that took ingenuity and manpower to create. It has since withstood a 6.8 magnitude earthquake and a typhoon with wind speeds of up to 200km/h.
• Construction time: It took three years to complete the airport.
• Team size: 10,000 workers and 80 ships were used to complete project.
• Materials: Over 21,000,000 cubic meters of landfill were excavated as part of the building project.
• Estimated cost: 20 billion USD.

## The Channel Tunnel

• A 31.4-mile route that links the UK with France, the Channel Tunnel was a revolutionary undertaking that opened in 1994, and is now thought to have had approximately 17 million people travel through it.
• Construction time: Six years.
• Team size: 13,000 workers.
• Materials: The main material used was Chalk Marl – a prehistoric substance that is impervious to water.
• Estimated cost: £4.65 billion (equivalent to £12 billion/15 billion USD today).

## The Hoover Dam

• The Hoover Dam, also known as Boulder Dam in the USA, is 726 feet high and 660 feet thick. Its construction created a new city (Boulder City) and is now of the world’s biggest ever feats of engineering.
• Construction time: Five years.
• Team size: 16,000 workers.
• Materials: 2,480,000 cubic metres of concrete was used to build the dam.
• Estimated cost: 49 Million USD – adjusted for inflation that’s 750 million USD!

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